December 28th, 2010 – Xavier Murphy, CEO and founder of the Jamaicans.com website, announced that the site has received a record of six nominations in the 2010 Jamaica Blog Awards (http://jamaicablogawards.com). The website is the premiere website for culture, news and information about the island of Jamaica. Jamaicans.com received nominations in several different blog categories.
“I strongly believe that the coordinated effort to identify and encourage superior blogging by Jamaicans is a bold initiative that will develop an interest in and awareness of this dynamic medium of expression,” said Xavier Murphy, CEO and founder of the Jamaicans.com.
The website received the nominations from among a field of 276 blogs in 16 categories. The awards were established to celebrate talented bloggers and their potential in Jamaica.
Jamaicans.com received three nominations for Best Overseas Blog for 2010. Nominations for this category can be viewed by visiting:
YardInfo is a weekly podcast feature of the Jamicans.com site and received nominations for Best New Jamaican Blog for 2010, Readers Choice Blog for 2010 and Top Blog Post for 2010. Nominations can be viewed by visiting:
• Best New Jamaican Blog at http://jamaicablogawards.com/jamaicans-com;
• Reader Choice Blog at http://jamaicablogawards.com/yaadinfo;
• Top Blog Post at http://jamaicablogawards.com/and-now-you-know-why-we-had-to-end-the-state-of-emergency-by-yaadinfo.
Anyone living in Jamaica or in a major city with a strong Jamaican presence was invited to participate in the voting. Voting for nominations was a simple one-click process and no registration was required to participate. Votes were cast from around the world.
The event was sponsored by Lime Jamaica, The Jamaican Pegasus, Creative Engine Ja, , That’s Impressive Design Studio, Returns on Communication, Jamaica Card Company and Social Media Jamaica.
Jamaicans.com provides a wide array of news and information about Jamaica and its culture. The multilingual site can be viewed in English, Spanish and French. The site offers users a variety of forums to discuss anything related to the island and an easy way to stay connected with family and friends worldwide. The site provides comprehensive resources to aid those planning an exotic weekend getaway or an extended stay.
The website features articles spotlighting Jamaican artisans, authors and musicians. News from around the island is provided, along with a calendar of events to discover upcoming activities and entertainments. Jamaicans.com offers visitors a look at the real Jamaica through cultural information, photographs, Jamaican cuisine, the language and topics unique to Jamaica.
For more information, visit the website at http://www.jamaicans.com.